Paper manufacturing and recycling firm Cascades Inc. has closed its recycled content paper napkin converting plant in Toronto.
The Kingsey Falls, Quebec-based Cascades said in a news release it shut down the Cascades Tissue Group plant in Toronto’s Scarborough district that specialized in paper napkin production for the away-from-home market, mainly for quick service restaurants. Production will move to Cascades’ plants in Laval, Quebec, and Waterford, N.Y.
The closing affects about 30 employees. It does not affect Cascades’ other plant in Scarborough.
"In line with our restructuring actions to increase our operations' efficiency, this decision was taken to secure our position as leader in the away-from-home tissue paper sector,” said Suzanne Blanchet, president and CEO of Cascades Tissue Group. “This initiative will enable us to maximize the production at Laval and Waterford plants, while continuing to offer a first-class product and service to our customers.”